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THE

Works

OF

THOMAS CHALMERS, D. D.

MINISTER OF THE TRON CHURCH, GLASGOW.

COMPLETE IN ONE VOLUME.

Philadelphia:

A. TOWAR, 19 ST. JAMES-ST. HOGAN & THOMPSON, 139† MARKET ST.

SOLD ALSO BY D. M. HOGAN, Pittsburg; P. HAVEN, New York;
PIERCE & PARKEN, Boston; D. WOODRUFF, Tuscaloosa, (Ala.)

STEREOTYPED BY L. JOHNSON.
1833.

PUBLIC LIBRARY

151008

ASTOR, LENOX AND TILBEN FOUNDATIONS. 1899

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DISCOURSES ON THE CHRISTIAN REVELATION, VIEWED IN
CONNEXION WITH THE MODERN ASTRONOMY.

DISCOURSE I-A Sketch of the Modern Astro-
nomy.

When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?"-Psalm viii. 3, 4.

DISC. II.-The Modesty of True Science.

"And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know."-1 Cor. viii. 2.

DISC. III.-On the Extent of the Divine Condescension.

"Who is like unto the Lord our God, who dwelleth on high; Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!"-Psalm cxiii. 5, 6.

DISC. IV. On the Knowledge of Man's Moral
History in the Distant Places of Creation.
"Which things the angels desire to look
into.-1 Peter i. 12.

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DISC. V.-On the Sympathy that is felt for Man in the Distant Places of Creation.

"I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons which need no repentance."-Luke xv. 7.

Disc. VI.-On the Contest for an Ascendency over Man, among the Higher Orders of Intelligence.

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"And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it."-Col. ii. 15.

DISC. VII. On the slender Influence of mere
Taste and Sensibility in Matters of Religion. 107

"And lo! thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument; for they hear thy words, but they do them not."-Ezekiel xxxiii.

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Appendix.

SERMONS ON THE DEPRAVITY OF HUMAN NATURE.

SERMON I.-The Necessity of the Spirit to give
Effect to the Preaching of the Gospel.

122

"And my speech, and my preaching, was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power; that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God."-1 Cor. ii. 4, 5. SERM. II.-The mysterious Aspect of the Gospel to the Men of the World.

"Then said I, Ah, Lord God! they say of me, Doth he not speak parables ?"-Ezek. xx. 49. SERM. III-The Preparation necessary for Understanding the Mysteries of the Gospel.

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"He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance; but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath -Matth. xiii. 11, 12. SERM. IV-An Estimate of the Morality that is without Godliness.

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"If I wash myself with snow water, and make my hands never so clean; yet shalt thou plunge me in the ditch, and mine own clothes shall abhor me. For he is not a man, as I am, that I should answer him, and we should come together

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"With me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgment ;--he that judgeth me is the Lord."-1 Cor. iv. 3, 4. SERM. VI.-The Necessity of a Mediator between God and Man.

"Neither is there any day's-man betwixt us, that might lay his hand upon us both."-Job ix. 33. SERM. VII.-The Folly of Men measuring themselves by themselves.

"For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise."-2 Cor. x. 12. SERM. VIII.-Christ the Wisdom of God.

"Christ the Wisdom of God."-1 Cor. i. 24.
SERM. IX.-The Principles of Love to God.
"Keep yourselves in the love of God."-
Jude 21.

SERM. X.-Gratitude, not a Sordid Affection.
"We love him, because he first loved us."-
1 John iv 19.

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"One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple."-Psalm xxvii. 4.

SERM. XII.-The Emptiness of Natural Virtue. 192 "But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you."-John v. 42.

SERM. XIII. The natural Enmity of the Mind against God.

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"The carnal mind is enmity against God."Rom. viii. 7.

SERM. XIV.-The Power of the Gospel to dissolve

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DISCOURSES ON THE APPLICATION OF CHRISTIANITY TO THE
COMMERCIAL AND ORDINARY AFFAIRS OF LIFE.

DISCOURSE I.-On the mercantile Virtues which
may exist without the Influence of Christianity. 229
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true,
whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things
are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever
things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good
report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any
praise, think on these things."-Phil. iv. 8.
Disc. II.-The Influence of Christianity in aiding
and augmenting the mercantile Virtues.

235

"For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men."Rom. xiv. 18.

DISC. III.-The Power of Selfishness in promoting the Honesties of mercantile Intercourse.

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"And if you do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same."-Luke vi. 33.

DISC. IV. The Guilt of Dishonesty not to be estimated by the Gain of it.

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"He that is faithful in that which is least, is faithful also in much; and he that is unjust in the least, is unjust also in much."-Luke xvi. 10. DISC. V. On the great Christian Law of Reciprocity between Man and Man.

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"Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to

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them; for this is the law and the prophets."— Matth. vii. 12.

DISC. VI. On the Dissipation of large Cities.

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"Let no man deceive you with vain words; for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience."-Eph. v. 6.

Disc. VII. On the vitiating Influence of the higher upon the lower Orders of Society. 271

"Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him through whom they come! It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones."—Luke xvii. 1, 2. DISC. VIII.-On the Love of Money. 279

"If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence; If I rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because mine hand had gotten much; If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in brightness; and my heart hath been secretly enticed, or my mouth hath kissed my hand; this also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge; for I should have denied the God that is above."-Job xxxi. 24-28.

JOHN'S CHURCH, GLASGOW.
SERM. V. The transitory Nature of visible
Things.
399

"The things that are seen are temporal."-2 Cor. iv. 18.

SERM. VI. On the Universality of spiritual Blind

ness.

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Stay yourselves, and wonder, cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink. For the Lord hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes; the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered. And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed. And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned."-Isaiah xxix. 9-12. SERM. VII.-On the new Heavens and the new Earth. 411.

"Nevertheless we, according to his promise look for new heavens and a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness."-2 Peter iii. 13. SERM. VIII-The Nature of the Kingdom of God. 417

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"And he said unto them, The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath."Mark ii. 27.

SERM. XI.-On the Doctrine of Predestination. 435 "And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of any man's life among you, but of the ship. Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved."-Acts xxvii. 22, 31. SERM. XII.-On the Nature of the Sin against the Holy Ghost.

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"Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men; but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be

forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come."-Matth. xii. 31, 32.

SERM. XIII.-On the Advantages of Christian Knowledge to the Lower Orders of Society. 450

"Better is a poor and a wise child than an old and foolish King, who will no more be admonished."-Eccl. iv. 13.

SERM. XIV. On the Duty and the Means of Christianizing our Home Population. 455

"And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature."-Mark xvi. 15.

SERM. XV.-On the Distinction between Knowledge and Consideration.

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"The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider."-Isaiah i. 3.

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"Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more."-Isaiah xi. 4.

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SERMON.-A Sermon delivered on the Day of the Funeral of the Princess Charlotte of Wales. 339 "For when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness."-Isaiah xxvi. 9. SERMON.-The Doctrine of Christian Charity applied to the Case of Religious Differences.

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"And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?-Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and behold a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite! first cast out the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye."-Matth. vii 3, 4, 5.

A SERMON on Cruelty to Animals.

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"A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast."-Prov. xii. 10.

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